Life Ban on Sreesanth: Supreme Court Issues Notice to BCCI

The Supreme Court of India issued a notice to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over the S Sreesanth’s life ban imposed by the Kerala High Court. The Indian fast bowler had filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the decision of Kerala High Court.

The case is related to Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing scandal that shocked the world cricket and pacer is trying hard to return to the cricket field ever since.  All the 36 accused who were charged in the spot-fixing case were let off by a Patiala House Court including Sreesanth, however, the BCCI still imposed the life ban on the bowler.

Today, 5 February 2018, the bench of Supreme Court comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud asked a response from the Indian cricket board. The court has given four weeks time to BCCI to respond to the petition by Sreesanth.

The 2007 and 2011 world cup team member challenged the ban and it was lifted by Kerala High Court single bench. However, Court had restored the ban on a petition filed by BCCI against a single-judge bench’s order.

On the verdict of Kerala High Court,  Sreesanth tweeted the decision as “worst ever”. He had also tweeted, “This is the worst decision ever..special rule for me?what about real culprits?What about chennai super kings ? And what about Rajasthan ? (sic).”